Welcome to IGP
The department conducts advanced research and education in areas such as clinical immunology, medical genetics and genomics, pathology, oncology, neuro-oncology, vascular biology, molecular tools and medical radiation sciences.
Some of our activities are integrated with clinics at Uppsala University Hospital.
Nya forskningsresultat från IGP
Smart algorithm finds possible future treatment for childhood cancer
Using a computer algorithm, scientists at IGP have identified a promising new treatment for neuroblastoma. This form of cancer in children, which occurs in specialised nerve cells in the sympathetic nervous system, may be life-threatening. In the long term the discovery, described in the latest issue of the scientific journal Nature Communications, may result in a new form of treatment for children in whom the disease is severe or at an advanced stage.
Drug against epilepsy inhibits tumour development in the brain
Medication against a certain type of epilepsy can be a new way to treat malignant brain tumours in infants. A specific mTOR inhibitor can cross the blood-brain barrier and both reach and attack the tumour where it is located. This is shown by IGP researchers, in collaboration with American and British colleagues, and the results are published in the scientific journal Cell Stem Cell.
New combination of drugs effective against aggressive brain tumour
Researchers at IGP have identified a certain group of patients with malignant glioblastoma brain tumours that respond to a therapy targeting the cancer gene MYCN. The research findings are published in the scientific journal Cell Death & Disease.
- Very excited about my new EU grant and being part of the international project #HUTER, with the aim to create a single-cell spatial reference of human uterus @humancellatlas #uterus #SingleCell https://t.co/SZir9etOSu
- Uppsala Vascular Biology Unit - Who are we? - Eight labs working closely together to expand the knowledge of blood and lymphatic vessels in health and disease. #bloodvessels #lymphatics #endothelialcells #vascbio #devbio #disease pic.twitter.com/YEFxzkz99j
- Media highlights for our most recent paper!https://t.co/5LAKOBIJYb#PrecisionMedicine #neuroblastoma #Cancer #systemsbiology #pharmacology #drugdiscovery